Monday, April 27, 2009

Shot in the Shilling

Mitch's morning water bucket is overflowing today, which must be why he is spilling so much. His claim:
These polls exist solely to provide aid and comfort to DFLers. Their fifteen year history is one of ludicrous overrepresentation of DFLers
Then he tries to0 push numbers that can only favor his argument:
Election night results for MN Senate race-

Independent Dean Barkley 15.15%
Republican Norm Coleman 42.98%
Democrat Al Franken 42.99%

Party preference results from new StarTribune poll-
Republicans 20%
Democrat 36%
Independent 37%
Without providing the ones that blows a gaping hole in the side of it:

38% Coleman
42% Franken
15% Barkley

To be clear, the MN Poll was the only poll that picked the winner correctly and well within the margin of error.

Looking further at the other polls, we see the two true shill polls run by admitted Righties. Rassumussen and Mason Dixon showing Franken way below his actual election night totals.

People can say whatever they want in these here Internets, but some would rather sacrifice themselves and their credibility by carrying water without consideration for the facts. We know who the real shillers are! And as long as they live in their bubble, without any consideration for reality, they will continue to assist in the election of Democratic candidates, one election cycle at a time. Thanks, Mitch, I always knew your heart was in the correct place!


UPDATE: In Chris Cillizza's The Fix article today, he shows that MNGOP 21% isn't a Minnesota Poll problem, it is a GOP problem:

The Republican Shrinkage Problem

The new Washington Post/ABC news poll has all sorts of intriguing numbers in it but when you are looking for clues as to where the two parties stand politically there is only one number to remember: 21.

That's the percent of people in the Post/ABC survey who identified themselves as Republicans, down from 25 percent in a late March poll and at the lowest ebb in this poll since the fall of 1983(!).

In that same poll, 35 percent self-identified as Democrats and 38 percent called them Independents.
Those national numbers are remarkably close to the MN Poll figures. And if you accept that MN is at least leans Blue, you may argue the MN Poll numbers are skewed conservatively.

What they do show, undeniably, as fewer people want to label themselves Republicans . . do you blame 'em.

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